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property taxes. >> it has almost been two months since superstorm sandy hit some parts of the east coast really hard. we have an update on how some folks on the eastern shore can get some additional aid. >> the most inspirational story of the nfl season. that plus a host of firings across the league, later in sports. >> we will let you know what to expect from the weather and the first few days of the new year. temperatures are in the ...so as you can see, geico's customer satisfaction is at 97%. mmmm tasty. and cut! very good. people are always asking me how we make these geico adverts. so we're taking you behind the scenes. this coffee cup, for example, is computer animated. it's not real. geico's customer satisfaction is quite real though. this computer-animated coffee tastes dreadful. geico. 15 minutes could save you 15 % or more on car insurance. someone get me a latte will ya, please? >> as we head into the new year, a number of new laws are set to go into effect in maryland. one of the most high-profile new law allows gay couples to get married. current city officials will get an
up this session without legislation.... authorizing assiitance for superstorm sandy victims. the senate had already passed thee &p60-point-four-biilion dollar measure... but because new llwmakers will be sworn in this month, the entire legislative process will have leeders say thh fiscal cliff 3 starting tooay... armed police officers will be staaioned att all schools innone nee ersey t. township.marlboro township... phich already has a uniformee throughout the daa... will now - have an officer man each school.the change comes just weeks after a gunman killed 20 children and 6 adults at sandy hook lemeetary school in newtown, connecticut. "my job is to keep tte jurisdiction and the people n marlboro saae. there'' 8,000 students at marlboro township and righh now based on advice of my police department, it is safer to have ourrtrained poliie officcrs in the schools similar to one proposed by the national rifle ssociation... one week afterrthe newtown shooting. the mayor says he came up with the idda before ii was suggested by the n-r-aa a paparazzo is killed afterr snappi
of their series. the last few days of october, superstorm sandy pounded the east coast. ocean city was the hardest hit in our area. the 2012 election is one for the history books. president barack obama won a second term as president, and here in maryland, a historic day at the polls for same sex marriage. starting january 1, those couples can legally married. the ravens in a playoff run and they hope to secure a spot in the super bowl this year. the world did not end on december 21. it looks like we all better get ready for a busy 2013. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> now, your forecast with meteorologist tony pann para >> we don't have any big storms as we go into the new year, but little storm could come through in the next seven days. most of them will not cause much of a problem. one of those is coming across the ohio valley right now. there is some cold air to the north. a lot of that cold air would cause a problem if it started to mix with this. it looked a little threatening today and there were some echoes showing up on the radar a little while ago. the air is so dry, that most of this act
displaced from their homes. the organization says the work for superstorm sandy was the biggest response in five years. let's check in with another busy man, meteorologist tony pann. >> things will quiet down for the rest of the weekend. partly cloudy skies in baltimore. 37 at the airport. stay tuned. we will >> now the forecast with meteorologist tony pann. >> the winter weather advisories have been cancelled. the map is lit up in the northeast part of the country. our little snowstorm has turned into a big snowstorm in the northeast part of the country. several inches of snow around boston already. they will pick up close to a foot in connecticut, massachusetts, in the higher terrain. the storm exploded when it got past baltimore. we got clipped by it as it was developing offshore. precipitation was held off several hours for us. that kept the amounts down significantly. we did not start the snow until 10:00 in the area when we expected it to come in at 4:00. that cut back on the totals. the skies are clearing. the wind is picking up. it will be a breezy night. the breeze will stay wit
hit hard by superstorm sandy.. are getting some extra rrlief. peliee.residents of somersett county who experienced significant ddmage wwll be eligible for food stamps because of the disaster. heeprogram provides ooe counny department of social e - services and the disaster recoverr center in ccisffeld. pgetttng ready to ring ii the new year aa the inner harborr harbor. melinda rooder is &llve with the reperaaions. 3 last miiutt new years eve ppeperatiins are also underwwy city.tooy dunnan is live set the scene.mes square to - 3 pow are the roads looking tonig? traffic edge eport. report.map map 3 mdott 95 north of 195mdot- 695 &pliberty pinsky says, "the state of connecticut, and other states too, are failing to protecc theechillren from guns." ggns." a lawyer suing the state of conneccicut vvr the sandy hook shooting. what he says the school shoolddhavv done to protect his 6-year-old clieet. singing: theees a nnw wind blowing like ive never known, im breathing deeper than ve evee donn 3 ring in 2013 with the winner of the x factor season two... the ssage for fox's new year
adjourn the 112th congress without providing assistance to the victims of superstorm sandy. i am joined today, mr. speaker, by many of my colleagues from the jurisdictions that -- whose people received the most damaging blow. though my district did not sustain the extreme damage that those in new york, new jersey, and connecticut did, the president declared several maryland counties eligible for federal assistance from this storm. but it was minor, and my citizens are not in dire circumstances. but the citizens of some who we'll hear from today are in that condition. those counties joined hundreds in the 1,000-mile diameter of this storm, the largest geographicically in the history --geographically in the history of the atlantic hurricanes. now at best the speaker said that sandy's victims will need to wait until the next congress to receive assistance. wait. they say to millions who are in pain and in distress. we should not be waiting, mr. speaker. we should be voting this very morning, which i tell you, mr. speaker, i expected to happen from my discussions with the majority leader. a
to explain what's behind that coming up next. >>> also ahead, victims of superstorm sandy feeling abandoned by congress. what set off outrage among lawmakers last night. >>> topping this morning's news alert now, the house passed the fiscal cliff compromise late last night, clearing the way for president obama to sign it into law. it's being hailed as a victory for middle class families, but you will still see or still take a hit on your pay check this year. >> the social security tax cut is ending, so the payroll tax will return to 6.2%. for an average family making about $50s a year, that amount -- $50,000 a year, that elements to $1,000 less that you'll take home in 2013. one thing the house did not vote on last night was aid for superstorm sandy recovery. the decision leaving new york and new jersey lawmakers from both parties angered. the senate had approved a $60 billion in aid to help with the recovery. a house committee then designed a smaller $27 billion measure, but the current term of congress ended before a vote was held. the 113th congress will be sworn in today. no word on wh
superstorm sandy but now they're getting help. the federal government sent more than $1 million in aid to superstorm sandy victims. fema received hundreds aapplications and they're still processing the requests. the obama administration initially denied any aide to individualing living in somer -- individuals living in somerset county but since reversed that division. >>> in for round two? >> round two by saturday megan and charlie. over to the boards and show you through the course of the morning we'll be right around 36 degrees. lunchtime lot of clouds. windy at 37. we'll be flirting with the 40 for much of the afternoon. but the story is the wind and the wind will make it feel like it's around the freezing mark. here's that storm system from yesterday pulling up to the canadian maritimes. cloudy skies behind it and here we go out to the rockies another system that will be the saturday event we've been headlining through the morning. 39 today and 40 for friday and wintry mix moves in over the weekend. pretty chilly overall forecast with temperatures into the upper 30s to around 40 d
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off until the new congress arrives tomorrow. that includes a bill to help those effected by superstorm sandy. a package was passed last week by the senate, now lawmaker also have to start the process from scratch because legislation does not carry over from the last congress to this new one. for those hit hardest by the storm, the frustration was bipartisan. >> this congress is apparently leaving town without responding to that emergency. there's not one of us, not one of us in this congress that could not be in the same position. and i'm deeply disappointed, mr. speaker. and the people who have been damaged by sandy, including governor christie, a republican, and governor cuomo, a democrat, should be deeply disappointed and, yes, angry. >> we have a moral obligation to hold this vote. the people are out of their homes. the people who are cold. the people without food. the people who lost their jobs. they don't have time to wait. >> to ignore it, to ignore the plight of millions of american citizens, unprecedented, they should reconsider or hang their heads in shame. >> for us in the n
or a reputable broker. >>> they were all divided over the fiscal cliff, then superstorm sandy's aid bill. so what's happening now inside the republican party? at 7:00 i'll talk to a gop strategist to try and make sense of all this interesting warfare. >> good luck with that. >>> still to come this half hour a new year and some new faces on the d.c. council, a look at the embattled body as it tries for a fresh start. >> pretty cold today, but it was an average day. here are the numbers. the high was 40. the low so far today 34. that will probably change as colder air moves in tonight. a look at the average 43 and 28. 71 and 1 below are the records. we'll come back, talk about how cold it's going to stay the rest of the week and look ahead to the all important weekend forecast. >> up next the latest on that tanker that ran aground off the coast of alaska. >>> welcome back. over the last four years the bay has proved 10%. >> the chesapeake bay foundation credits cooperation between individual people, businesses and local governments for this improvement, but it notes the bay still has a way to go de
providing aid to victims of superstorm sandy. representatives from both parties are calling ending the term without a vote inexcusable. >> absolutely inexcusable, indefensible. >> some lawmakers are suggesting the decision to forgo the vote was made because the affected areas are in blue states. >> we started this morning with a little bit of cloud cover. we have mostly sunny skies now. the wind shifting to the north, and it will be chilly the next couple of days. 35 at the airport. the temperature will not move much this afternoon, maybe up to 38 or 39. low to mid 30's in the northern suburbs. with the breeze kicking up, it will be in the upper 20's. colder tomorrow morning. temperatures starting out in the middle 20's. when we come back in a few minutes, we will check the seven-day forecast. >> we will check back with you then. two people are being treated at bayview burn center after a boiler exploded after -- at a middle school in annapolis. fire crews in anne arundel county and annapolis city found the two victims, two middle-aged men, who suffered burns but there injuries are not life
ravaged on superstorm sandy. snow that blanketed much of the northeast turned to rain along the coast. that, combined with powerful wind and high tide, caused flooding throughout seaside park, new jersey. most bay front homes took on water by late yesterday morning. firefighters had to go door to door to make sure that homeowners were okay. >>> the snow blowers are out in full force across the northeast this morning. residents are cleaning up after the winter -- get him! >> first major storm dumped up to 18 inches in the region. areas like buffalo, new york, and burlington, vermont, which are used to major winter storms, haven't seen this much snow since the 2012 winter season. travel is also still treacherous in many areas as roads are still snow covered. flight delays, all of that going on right now. >> i tell you, let's turn to veronica johnson. not even a little bit. >> this guy is not a snow lover, not a dusting, not an inch, not flurries that are pretty. i don't like it at all. >> you'll be inside saturday? >> i'll be as much out of it as i possibly can. >> is it going to get th
your feet and hands warm and dry. the the officials continue to process requests for aid in superstorm sandy. so far the federal government has sent more than $1 million to the somerset area and officials are urging residents to use care when spending it. housing assistance grants may only be used for repairs, short- term rental assistance, or hotel expenses. coming up, a gift cards are a common gift over the holidays, but there are some mornings. and after being ill for several weeks, hillary clinton returns to work. what is on the top of >> the man who let u.s. forces to victory during the first goal for in 1991 has died. retired general norman schwarzkopf died in florida at the age of 78. known popularly as stormin norman, he served his last assignment as commander in chief of central command before retiring in 1992. a spokesperson for george h.w. bush have asked people to put the heart back in the closet when it comes to his hospitalization. he has been in intensive care since november battling a case of bronchitis and a series of complications. officials say the president is in fo
of assessments and taxation's website. the federal government is prepared to help some of superstorm sandy's victims in maryland. those residents in somerset county will be eligible for food stamps as part of a federal aid program that helps vic tils of natural disasters. victims will receive one month of benefit. they must live in a disaster area and be affected by the disaster itself. residents can apply from january 7th through the 13th. >>> it is cold out there. i think a lot of people would like to know, is there any chance of seeing any other snow ar rain. yesterday was dry. >> this is going to be a quiet week for us. yesterday was dry but windy. it was the kind of day where you as quickly as possible want to get from point a to point b. quiet week for us. we have a small system to talk about this week. it's going to come over the next 24 to 36 hours. out there right now, we have a partly cloudy sky. as we said, it is cold. at least we have a light wind right now. it's at 5 miles per hour. it's out of the south and southwest. we're at 29 degrees. your windchill reading, even with tha
on the hill ancrod the country after the house did not vote on tha bill to help superstorm sandy victims speaker boehner pulled the vote, sparking angry. >> reporter: the house adjourned without acting on a measure providing relief to victims of superstorm sandy.an but, when the new york and newne jersey delegations emerged from a late afternoon meeting with house leadership, they said the have been promised votes on 6ot0 billion in aid by january . >> now that it's done, we have to not wasp more time, and -- waste more time. >> reporter: earlier, there wer fireworks on capitol hill. >> this is a disaster on top of a disaster. >> it is the most disgraceful action i've seen since i've been here. >> reporter: anger boiled off at gop leaders decided not to holdh a scheduled vote. >> it's a disgrace. >> for me, it was disappointinga and disgusting to watch.t >> it is why the american people hate congress. >> reporter: democrats blamebl conservatives, saying they did not want to vote on another spending bill.spen >> this should not be political. >> reporter: but someso republicans say the --
the victims of superstorm sandy. that particular move has left some new york lawmakers furious with their fellow colleagues for failing to take action. >> i truly feel betrayed this evening. i've left this floor -- i left this floor with an understanding that this bill was going to be brought to the floor. one of congress' most basic responsibilities is to help families, communities, businesses recover. >> and now i have to go home and tell them their new year's gift is that they're going to wait even longer, even longer for something they should have had over a month ago. >> the bill calls for more than $60 billion to be directed to the relief effort. and it already passed the senate, but now the house must way wait for the new congress to be sworn in before any further action can be taken. >>> the d.c. council is set to begin its new session today by officially welcoming its newest member. david grasso, an independent won the at-large council seat back in november. he has said education and ethics reform will be his priorities. five incumbent councilmembers will also be swor
on, getting aid to victims of superstorm sandy. by a 61-33 vote the chamber passed a measure offering $60 billion in help. it heads to the house which must approve the bill by thursday or else the process to consider the money has to start all over again. at least 113 people were killed when superstorm sandy hit in late october. the governors of new york and new jersey, the hardest hit states, have estimated damages at more than $78 billion. >>> and turning to weather. even though winter is just over a week old, millions of americans probably can't wait for spring to arrive. me, as well, yes. scenes like this in maine are playing out all across the country as snow is now on the ground in almost 65% of the lower 48 states. at least everybody's enjoying it together. look at this video from arkansas where -- in little rock, they posted a record-breaking nine inches on christmas day. and for some of you, yay, not over yet. let's bring in meteorologist bonnie schneider for a look at what is on top for today. is there an end in sight for -- >> no. no. we've got more snow, more wind and rain
leaders to end the congressional session without voting on an aid bill for victims of superstorm sandy. new york republican peter king said the decision was indefensible. maryland democrat steny hoyer said he was deeply disappointed. last friday the senate approved a $60.4 billion sandy relief meetings. the house appropriations committee drafted a smaller bill. a vote by the full house hasn't been expected before the body recessed. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton is still in a new york hospital getting treated for that blood clot. doctors found the clot in a vein behind her right ear. the 65-year-old clinton did not suffer any stroke or brain damage. she's expected to make a full recovery. doctors familiar with this type of clot say it is unlikely that it developed as a side effect of her recent concussion when she fell at her home. secretary clinton was also treated for a blood clot back in the 1990's when she was first lady. that one was in her leg. >>> you may kiss your spouse. that's the phrase that will be used more and more in maryland now, now that same-sex marriage is le
areas devastated by superstorm sandy less than two months ago. the winter storm system is now blamed for at least 16 deaths nationwide. here in our area, maryland is reporting a death of a man in frederick county due to hypothermia. officials say the man was 65 or older but they are not releasing any information about the circumstances or his identity. >>> with the chances of more winter weather heading our way, now is a great time to get the fox 5 weather app. search for d.c. weather in the app store. you can also text fox 5 weather to 29473. >>> there is a live look outside the u.s. capitol dome. the weather is going to be changing here. we are getting a little bit of everything and tucker will be busy from here until when? may? >> until march. i like this kind of weather. last winter, ooh. >> kind of boring for you. >> oh, yeah. >> we've got a lot to talk about. this next storm system that is approaching is not going to be a major storm. we are talking a couple of inches of snow at most. >> so you can take some pictures. you can go out and play with the kids. the timing will be ni
for the victims of superstorm sandy. fema has received more than 600 applications for assistance since december 14th. >>> nelson mandela is out of the hospital. he was being treated for a lung infection and also had surgery to remove gallstones. he'll continue treatment at home. he has received round the clock care since an acute respiratory infection hit him last year. >>> we're going to know today how the new residential sales are going across the country. this came a day after the latest figures. that's the biggest percentage gain in more than two years. >>> here's that news megan was talking about earlier this morning. ray lewis is a officially back on the active roster for the baltimore ravens. that doesn't mean he's going to be on the field against the bengals come sunday. the move is really a procedural one and it makes lewis eligible to play in the postseason when the ravens will be hosting the game. >>> the crystal ball in times square is going to be installed today for the new year's eve celebrations. you're looking at video of the 7'0" number 13. it arrived in new york earlier this mont
as superstorm sandy. >> it is like the apox lips. >> inknow dating new york city, new jersey was hit especially hard. >> the rollercoaster was in the ocean. >> the economy of 2012 took us on a ride from big bets gone wrong. >> jpmorgan chase lost $6 billion in two weeks. >> the stock has been disappointing. >> of course, there was a presidential race taking shape. >> mitt romney clenched the nomination. >> amitt romney's troubles were recorded by a videotape. >> but president obama helped his opponent by an unforgettable debate performance. >> barack obama has been re-elected. >> the gun control debate invigorated in the wake of several deadly mass shootings one in a temple in wisconsin and the other during a midnight movie in colorado. >> i kept thinking i'm not going to die in here. >> but nothing rocked the country more than the shooting death of 20 children and faculty in newtown connecticut. >> i love you all very much and it is going to be ok, because i thought that was the last thing they would ever hear. >> for us who remain let us find the strength to
by superstorm sandy. and travelers were stranded from boston to dallas. many roads remain impassable. >>> our big story this morning, avoiding the fiscal cliff. the president and lawmakers don't have a lot of time. there are only a few days until the deadline. >> president obama is hosting top leaders from the house and senate at the white house for more talks later this afternoon. fox5's sherri ly is live at the white house with the latest. >> reporter: good morning, tony, good morning, sarah. the tone here in washington hasn't changed much since before christmas, and now we have days to go before the deadline and the nation going over this fiscal cliff. the president is hoping that this afternoon's meeting at the white house with congressional democrat and republican leaders will help break the standoff. both sides continue to play the blame game here. senate majority leader reid attacked house leader boehner for blocking a vote while the gop led house isn't due back until sunday, a day before the deadline to avert the tax increases and spending cuts that could send the nation into recessio
to the yankees in the final game of their series. the last few days of october, superstorm sandy pounded the east coast. ocean city was the hardest hit in our area. the 2012 election is one for the history books. president barack obama won a second term as president, and here in maryland, an historic day for same sex marriage. starting january 1, those couples can legally wedd. we go into 2013 much as we started 2012, hoping for a super bowl. >> the world did not end on december 21, so it looks like we all better get ready for a busy 2013. >> there is a lot going on tonight in the baltimore area as we get ready to ring in the new year. >> the region's largest fireworks display will kick off with the annual new year's eve spectacular. folks are starting to gather at the inner harbor for all the activities. captain roy taylor is over the area right now. what you folks need to know before they try to get richer ibefore they try to head downtown? >> it is starting to build and is building rapidly. a lot of the cars coming in here appear to be headed to local restaurants. the have not begun to bring i
after superstorm sandy will have to keep waiting. good morning, ip aaron gilchrist. >> imt eun yang. let's take a live look outside right now. about 4:59. cold start. 37 degrees. you said you saw flurries. >> just one or two o maybe coming down. let's check in with meteorologist tom kierein to see what you can expect today, tom. >> i saw number three and number four. very few flurries trying to reach the ground on this cold 2nd day of january. starting off with a lot of cloudiness. the areas south and east of washington, the pink color, they're getting a few sprinkles and flurries mixed in. that's in southern calvert county, across st. mary's, into the northern neck of virginia. southern part of the eastern shore getting flurries right now. there's another batch of flurries trying to reach the ground in montgomery county across the potomac into northern fairfax and southeastern loudoun county. this is all drifting off to the east and we're going to have a little sunshine breaking out later this morning as cold air continues to come in on an increasingly blustery north wind later today.
by superstorm sandy.. are gettiig some exxra relief. relief.residents offsomerset county who experienced significcnt damage will be eligiile for food stamps pecauue of the isaster. the program provides one month of benefits. january 7 through 13th t thh county department of social services and the disaster &precovery center in crisfield.p 3 it may be aabig gloomy tomorrow, but it could be worse....herees tony pagnotti old...in with the new. the eason ssme stores in 20-13. just hours away from the new yeers eve baal drop.. how people in ew yorkk re preparing foo the big event. [ male announcer ] this commercial is not about getting fios; it's about getting fios. that moment after you finally got it that you actually get it. when you see the difference 100% fiber optics makes, and you say "woah we are not on cable anymore." when online videos aren't herky jerky, you get it. or when a movie downloads in two minutes, you get it. last chance to get fios for just $79.99 a month for two years with a two-year agreement. plus $300 back. go to got2getfios.com today call the verizon
officials that hit the ground when superstorm sandy hit explained that if you didn't get money into the hands of these small businesses almost immediately, then most likely they would go under. if you don't start rebuilding right away, people start to become depressed and they lose hope. let's not even discuss the economic impact. so to delay this vote even for another day is something that will resonate not only with the people that have been affected and are suffering and have lost everything, but i think it will resonate with the american people for a long time, and i think it will make them wonder what we are here for and what is the role of the federal government, what is the role of the congress, and maybe most importantly, can they trust us? so it is with a heartfelt apology that i apologize to my constituents, to my fellow new yorkers in need, those in new jersey, connecticut, and pennsylvania. i did all that i could. i will not stop, i will not relent, and i will continue to push for this vote to come as quickly as possible, but there is no rhyme or reason and it is in
new england. heavy rain and strong winds pounded coastal areas already devastated by superstorm sandy. the system is now blamed for at least 16 deaths nationwide, including one in maryland. this left holiday travelers stranded from dallas to boston. more than 2,000 flights have been canceled since tuesday. many roads remain impassable. >>> you see what's happening there and you get a little nervous. but tucker you've been saying not going to be like that. >> whatever happens here will not be a major deal. sort of a repeat of monday and wednesday and the snow line setting up close to the city. worst case scenario, north and west, maybe three or 4 inches of snow. >> interesting pattern setting up where we're on the edge of these storms. >> typical of what we get around here in the winter time. typically we're kind of right on the edge. last year the edge was nowhere near the mid-atlantic. >> you were bored all winter long. >> as i mentioned a few days ago, i didn't put the snow machine into gear one time last year. once again, your friday fine. morning commute should be uneventful here,
already devastated by superstorm sandy. the storm system is now blamed for at least 16 deaths nationwide. here in our area, maryland is reporting a death of a man in frederick county due to hypothermia. this has been a mess. >> been a busy week. >> so we've done round one and round two. are you ready for wound round three? >> bring it on. >> not going to be a major event but we do have snow back in the forecast for the day saturday. >> that was kind of a letdown there. >> there we go. >> a little late. >> a little delayed reaction. >> we're kind of over it now. >> early in the morning around day break, we'll get some snow in the area. should be out of here by tomorrow afternoon. we'll have more on tomorrow's event coming up. let's worry about today first. we are fine. a little cool out there. 36 right now at reagan national. 33 at dulles and bwi marshall. your friday looks fine. partly sunny conditions. filtered sunshine. you can see we have a left clouds out to the west and those will be moving in from time to time today. it won't be a beautiful day. there should be a little bit of suns
a bill for superstorm sandy aid. >>> a prince george's county church trying to pinpoint the cause of a fire that damaged a building. more on that thout the morning. good morning to you. i'm eun yang. >>> i'm aaron gilchrist. welcome back on this wednesday, january 2, 2013. a live look out over the nation's capitol this morning. 37 chilly degrees outside our studios. want to let you know what to expect. >> storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein here with your forecast. good morning, tom. >> good morning. you need your warmest winter coat. had morning, it's turning colder. we're going to be into a colder pattern the next couple of days. right now, we've got a lot of cloudiness. the clouds are producing a few scattered flurries right in washington. part of northern virginia, including fairfax county. and then into northern anne arundel and northern prince george's. this is moving off south and east. the areas in green are a few sprinkles of light rain, maybe mixing with flurries. st. mary's county and across the potomac. this is rapidly drifting south and east. farther west, cloudine
. >>> a new york city hospital evacuated during superstorm sandy reopened today. it's the first time since the storm hit that nearly all of the services at nyu's medical center are finally back up and running. the manhattan hospital had to clear out 300 patients after it lost generator power during the storm. since early november only some of its outpatients facilesies have been operating. >>> after a hyattsville man tried the take his own life a calm and cool 911 dispatcher, a mother's prayer on facebook and the power of love and friendship seems to have saved him. david dawson wants to help others considering suicide to learn what he's been through. our debra alfarone spoke to dawson, his mom and the dispatcher. >> i just wanted already to get somebody here right away. i knew he needed somebody right away. >> reporter: linda dawson needed a lifeline. one month ago her son david tried to kill himself. he called 911 and it was the tough u.s. day of her life. >> i took a deep breath and she started counting. >> one, two, three, four. >> and she had me count with her. >> okay? >> one, two, t
: is the plight of victims of superstorm sandy suffered another setback, setting off blistering criticism of boehner. >> because there was a betrayal. we cannot believe this cruel knife in the back was delivered to our region. >> how can we treat an entire regionen of the country this way? this is the most disgraceful action i have seen in this house in the 20 years i've been here. >> reporter: even though some complained about the double standard for sandy victims, especially compared to victims of catrino who received aid within two weeks. while it's been two months and still counting since sandy. >> absolutely absurd. we demand nothing less than we have geffen the rest of the country. >> reporter: a blasting of bain el went beyond the hall of congress and from fellow republicans like governor christie. >> there's only one group to complain for the continued suffering. the house majority and their speaker, john boehner. >> reporter: others in sandy's path also weighed in. >> disappointed they couldn't come to a conclusion and pass the bill. >> reporter: in a statement from the white hou
is promising a vote on a bill that would provide relief for the victims of superstorm sandy as early as friday. this new effort comes after a day of sharp such from both sides of the aisle. democrats and republicans are upset that boehner decided last night to pull a vote on the $60 billion bill. they say the money is needed right now, but people are hurting. the storm rallied today, but they are signs that investors erelief may not last long. fights over the debt ceiling and budget are looming. >> those looming aspects of the crisis such as sequestration have a major impact on virginia. david culver reports that even lawmakers in the same party can agree on the best action to take. >> reporter: we spoke with two democratic congressmen from northern virginia. nomarally they vote the same on big issues, but when it comes to this fiscal cliff legislation, they were on opposite side both democrats, both representing northern virginia, but on this issue of the fiscal cliff, they did not great. congressman connolly voting for the legislation. >> this was not a very solution-oriented congress, but t
by superstorm sandy, where recovery continues at a slow pace. >> suarez: badly damaged by sandy in new jersey, of the community's 520 homes 60 were washed away and 139 remain uninhabitable. still without electricity, gas, sewers or water. >> suarez: we continue our conversations with new members of the 113th congress. tonight the senator-elect from nebraska, republican deb fischer. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to live a healthy, productive life. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... but that was after the measure ran into initial republican resistance with demands for more spending cuts. congress began the new year having missed its deadline to keep tax cuts from rising back to 1990's levels for most americans. and to prevent across-the-board spending cuts. instead, house republicans and democrats s
by superstorm sandy where recovery continues at a slow pace. >> suarez: we talk with journalist and author claudia kolker about her research into the "immigrant advantage." it's still without electricity, gas, sewers or water. and we continue our conversations with new members of the 113th congress. tonight the senator-elect from nebraska, republican deb fischer. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to live a healthy, productive life. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: this turned out to be a long day of waiting for final action on the "fiscal cliff" bill that cleared the senate early today. in the house, the measure ran into republican de
for superstorm sandy relief. the house came within hours of when the republican governor ripped the republican controlled congress and specifically house speaker john boehner for failing to vote before adjourning late last night on the sandy relief bill. >> we respond to innocent victims of natural disasters not as republicans or democrats, but as americans. or at least we did until last night. last night politics was placed before our oath to serve our citizens. for me it was disappointing and disgusting to watch. >> now a vote on the remaining $51 billion in the aid package will happen january 15th. lawmakers from new york, new jersey and elsewhere including a lot of republicans say they are satisfied eventually this aid will be forthcoming. >>> breaking news on secretary of state hillary clinton, good news. this is video shot just a short time ago of mrs. clinton leaving new york presbyterian hospital with her husband, former president bill clinton. secretary clinton had been hospitalized since sunday after doctors discovered a blood clot behind her right ear during a followup exam for a co
searches in 146 languages. two top events of the year, the election and superstorm sandy, they're in the top five. some others maybe less predictable to you. and we've also got the most watched videos of the year, including the first ever video to pass the 1 billion mark. kevin alaka is the trends manager at youtube, where he tracks popular video phenomena and gets to watch a lot of youtube videos for a living. thanks for joining us. >> thanks for having me. >> some of these are a little surprising to people. first of all, with regard to google searches, those are u.s.-based searches. >> we analyzed 1 trillion searches from all over the world, and we made different lists of interesting thipgs. the ones we're going to talk about today are the ones from the united states. >> so let's talk about them. this is what you do for a living. what are some of the things that may have surprised you? >> when we're talking about searches, whitney houston was number one for us. >> we have a list of all of them. >> when you look across all of them, people is such an important thing for us. we'
on a new jersey community still recovering from superstorm sandy. take a look at this. massive street flooding in the town of sea bright yesterday after a river overflowed and combined with the ocean's high tide. homeowners say they were not prepared to handle this again. >> you say to yourself, not again, not again. >> pretty scary. we went through the previous storm and it was bad. and didn't expect another one that quickly. >> it was a little bit more intense than we anticipated. winds were very strong last night. plus we're more vulnerable now because we don't have any sand on the beach. >> it is heartwrenching it really is. but we'll get through it. sea bright is a great town. patti ann: the community is even more vulnerable now because there is so little sand left on the beach after superstorm sandy. gregg: we're getting new videotape of that heavy snow out of canada. take a look at the streets covered knee deep, driving almost impossible. several accidents reported. folks are trying to shovel the snow out of the way. there is no end in sight. >> i can not finish. then i have to
to superstorm sandy and rising concern about the "fiscal cliff." 7 percent this holiday season compared with a 2 percent increase last year. >> making interstate phone calls could soon get cheaper. for prison inmates. prison calling systems are different than normal pay phones. a typical 15-minute conversation currently costs an average of 16- dollars. that's largely due to fees that call providers are allowed to charge prisoners in some states. in new york, where fees are banned, rates can go as low as 5-cents a minute. but in places like colorado, inmates get charged almost 90 cents a minute. the f-c-c is planning to reducing rates nation-wide. >> coming up on kron 4 news weekend. new laws are going in effect starting january 1st. we'll explain what some of those new laws are. >> our roof camera. let's check in with janu who >> good morning. we are looking at showers over the san jose. pretty cloudy. bay-area wide. left over sprinkles and there is a high surf and advisory. and tomorrow, it is going to be a chilly start. for next week, we are going to be dealing with showers on/off. still some
superstorm sandy here. a lot of people lost power. this is a way to bring light into your life when there is no electricity. >> it's called luminaid. charge it in the sun for five hours. >> pouch that folds flat like this. >> waterproof. you blow it up and it looks like this. then basically to turn on the light it has two settings with this little power button. it will be hard to see maybe in the studio. you can see lights being generated from that. >> you store half a dozen of those and you blow them up at a time when you need them, you've got light in an entire room. >> you do. they're waterproof, puncture proof. two women, one from dartmouth, the other from columbia university came up with this idea of luminaid. disaster tech is the trend for 2013. >> a plus on this one. power when there is no electricity. a lot of people frustrated, they lost their batteries in their cell phone. this table is very cool. >> this table is. power mat technology is embedded in the table. you can see these little mats here. as i place phones down that have their casing, they will begin to charge. thi
, here's the top stories for you today. people on the eastern shore who were affected by superstorm sandy are getting some much- needed help. federal government has sent more than $1 million to aid to the sandy victims there. fema says they have received hundreds of applications for assistance and they are still processing those requests. >>> joe krivak has died. he coached from 1987 to 1991. the school reports he died tuesday night. in the 1980s he worked with standouts like frank wright. he was 77 years olds. >>> a check on the weather now before you head out the door. here's meteorologist mike masco. >> 41-degrees in town and outside the beltway into the 30s. so pretty chilly morning. lots of wind out there making our real feel numbers feeling like it's into the low and middle 20s and that will be the deal today. 39 your two degree guarantee mostly cloudy skies. it's a gusty wind we have a high wind advisory for the afternoon hours. a little bit of a breeze for friday. with a blend of sunshine and clouds. and then take a look. going into saturday, and sunday morning, wintry mix of some
superstorm sandy swept across the east coast. 24 u.s. states were in some way affected by sandy. the storm killed at least 131 people in eight states. hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed. the unprecedented disaster caused billions of dollars in loss and economic disruption. just two weeks after hurricane katrina hit the gulf coast, this congress approved more than $62 billion in federal aid to help the devastated area get back on its feet. after hurricanes ike and gustav hit in 2008, a supplemental proacheses bill passed this congress overwhelmingly. all of these aid packages were approved by strong bipartisan majorities in both chambers. the results were obvious and the speed imperative. we need to pass it. nothing has changed. that is what we did for others. that's what we need to do to help this devastated area. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady's time has expired. for what purpose does the the gentlewoman from ohio rise? ms. kaptur: to address the house for one minute. revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. kaptur: t
since we had superstorm sandy and nothing has passed. two months. who among us would be content with the counsels of patience and delay if, in fact, we were shivering in the cold, if, in fact, our families had no home, if, in fact, they had been displaced from their schools, if, in fact, their businesses that they worked a lifetime took out debt and now are closed mare never open. who among us would happy with the counsels of patience and delay? so we cannot have a set of circumstances that creates a series of delays. now, i'm all for the good-government amendments of saying to those who are in debt to the nation that they, in fact, cannot receive any benefits or those who are deceased, of course they should not receive any benefits. but the rest of this is about creating delay after delay after delay that is only in the midst of a biting winter. we just had the first northeaster yesterday. we cannot ultimately accept those types of changes that put us in a process in which, in fact, we will not be able to successfully move the elements of being able to recover. now, the -- this
been forced out of their homes. the agency says superstorm sandy was the most challenging. the aftermath of that storm prompted the biggest response from the red cross in five years. >>> you've heard of the so-called fiscal cliff, but how about the dairy cliff? milk prices could double next year because a national farm bill expires on january 1st. if lawmakers do not extend that bill it, reverts to 1949 law when the government and not the market controlled prices. because of antiquated formulas used to set the price, a gallon of milk which now costs close to $4 in most places could jump to 6 or possibly even $8. >> it's the most important ingredient we use. if prices go up, it definitely affects our business. we're definitely concerned and we keep our eyes on the market. >> but some experts are downplaying the dairy cliff, saying the agriculture department will stall until congress moves to keep prices down. the farm bill provides disaster relief for farmers. >>> gay couples are now allowed to marry in the state of maine. [ applause ] >> this is video of the first gay coup
. there was a family flooded out by superstorm sandy, even one of our abc producers helped drive them to safety. their house was flooded so badly, they could not go back home. abc's ron claiborne has this incredible story. >> reporter: in the storm ravaged town of long beach, long island, on the day after hurricane sandy, we met barbara burns standing on the front porch of the house she called home for the past 48 years, the house had five feet of floodwater in it and, worse, 100 gallons of home heating oil stored in her garage had spilled into the water. she wanted to go to a shelter but her family had no way to go anywhere. almost every car in town had been damaged by the flood. so we gave them a ride. she, her daughter maureen, her two grandchildren and mccleary, the family dog, all squeezed in with a few possessions they could grab in a hurry. producer john s achlsantucci dr them to city hall where they caught a bus to the sheller. that's the last time we saw them until a few days ago when we met mrs. burn and maureen again at their little house on connecticut avenue. >> i really feel like
morning. promising news for the victims of superstorm sandy. $60 billion emergency aid package sailed through the senate friday with backing from democrats. however, the bill does face an uncertain future now in the house where republican leaders want to cut that aid package by more than half. >>> federal prosecutors are accusing a neighbor of arming an ex-con who fatally shot two firefighters responding to a house fire in western new york on christmas eve. they say the woman, dawn nguyen of rochester, knew spengler wasn't supposed to have any weapons. one was a semiautomatic rifle similar to the one used in the connecticut school massacre. >>> a $100 million lawsuit is brewing in connecticut following the horrific school shooting. attorney irwin pinski represents a 6-year-old girl who he says has been traumatized by the killings. he wants to sue the state for failing to protect students from foreseeable harm. the state has inutrient against most lawsuits -- immunity against most lawsuits unless permission to sue is granted. >>> the six men arrested in the gang rape of a woman in indi
. >> governor. >> thank you for everything. >> the rough and tumble governor took charge when a superstorm named sandy ravaged his state days before the presidential election. a romney backer suddenly christie was standing arm in arm with the president, praising mr. obama's leadership as they toured sandy's wrath. >> when you know you have responsibility for those folks, you could geb a damn about the politics of things. i could care less today. >> reporter: number three, olympian gabby douglas. >> gabby douglas. >> one of the fab five at the london games, she captured our hearts, becoming the first african-american gymnast to win gold in both the individual all-around and team competitions at the same olympics. >> i wanted to inspire a nation, and whole point about this is inspire a generation and i love that. >> she did just that. number two, school age activists malala rose to fame blogging about the brutality of her life in pakistan under taliban rule. not yet a teenager, she dared to suggest girls not only deserve but have a right to an education. >> i will get my education if it is in home
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